Archive for the ‘Common Mistakes’ Category

Common errors – miscellaneous

May 3rd, 2012 in Common Mistakes

Incorrect: My hairs are grey.

Correct: My hair is grey.

Hair is an uncountable noun in English and as such it does not have a plural form.

Errors in the use of nouns

May 2nd, 2012 in Common Mistakes

Here are some mistakes students often make in the use of nouns.

Incorrect: She likes to feed the poors.

Correct: She likes to feed the poor.

Errors in the use of prepositions

April 27th, 2012 in Common Mistakes

Some verbs are directly followed by direct objects without prepositions. Examples are: discuss, enter, marry, lack, resemble and approach.

Incorrect: My father loves with me.

Correct: My father loves me.

Adjectives or adverbs – what to use?

April 8th, 2012 in Common Mistakes

ESL students often have difficulty using adjectives and adverbs correctly. This short guide provides an overview of the rules.


Adjectives are used to modify nouns. They are placed directly before the noun they modify.

Using articles: an overview of the rules

March 24th, 2012 in Common Mistakes

The most common grammar mistakes are also the ones that can be easily avoided. The information given in this article should be useful to anyone who wants to write English correctly.

Correct the mistakes

February 23rd, 2012 in Common Mistakes

Correct the following sentences.

1. The car either dashed against a goat or a donkey.

2. Neither he would eat nor allow us to eat.

Common mistakes – part II

November 27th, 2011 in Common Mistakes

Good Vs Well

Good is an adjective. It is used to modify a noun. Well is an adverb. It is used to modify a verb.

Incorrect: She sings good.